Birthing Centers in Northeast Wisconsin
Maternity Services Birthing Centers
Every woman is different. That means you have your own unique needs and preferences when it comes to choosing your birthing preferences. At Ascension birthing centers across Northeast Wisconsin, we offer birthing services and spa-like amenities to help deliver a birthing experience that is right for you and your family. This includes:
- Birthing balls and stools
- Certified nurse midwives
- High-risk labor and delivery unit with a Level III NICU at Ascension NE Wisconsin - St. Elizabeth Campus, if needed
- Hypnobirthing and water birth options available at Ascension NE Wisconsin - Mercy Campus
Ascension Mercy, Oshkosh
Ascension Mercy Birthing Center delivers traditional births and natural births with OB/GYNs and certified nurse midwives. You can deliver your baby in a calm and relaxing environment, with options for water birthing and hypnobirthing. And, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is onsite if your baby needs more advanced care.
Ascension St. Elizabeth, Appleton
Ascension St. Elizabeth Birthing Center delivers traditional births and a high-risk pregnancy team for complex needs, including a Level III NICU if your baby needs more advanced care.
Support services before, during and after delivery
Your maternity care team may include doctors, prenatal nurse educators, certified nurse midwives, and lactation (breastfeeding) consultants. We work together to give you and your baby personalized care in a home-like environment.
- Maternity services include maternal fetal specialty care
- Full spectrum of convenient childbirth education classes
- Prenatal and postnatal physical therapy to manage back and neck ailments
- Full-service birthing center with onsite lactation consultants
- Mom and baby support
If you are pregnant and have pre-existing health concerns like diabetes or high blood pressure, talk to your doctors and nurse educators. They have resources to help make your pregnancy as safe as possible.
What to expect at our birthing centers
When you arrive at one of our birthing centers, you will be cared for by one nurse throughout labor and delivery. Your nurse is here to answer your questions, help you with breastfeeding or bottle feeding, and explain special care instructions for your postpartum health and the growth and development of your baby.
Visitors are welcome. Immediate family members can visit at any time. Other friends or extended family can visit between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Our television programming gives you convenient, onsite tips about bathing a newborn, choosing a car seat, breast versus bottle feeding, and self-care after your baby is born. Your nurse is available during each feeding to help you with breastfeeding or other questions.
Your stay at one of our birthing centers may vary depending on the health of you and your baby. Before going home, your nurse prepares you for what to expect and how to recognize what you baby needs throughout the day and night.
Childbirth classes and support groups
Each of our birthing centers has prenatal health and childbirth classes. For more information and to pre-register, call 1-800-362-9900.
Support group for new moms
The Moms’ Club is a support group led by a registered nurse for new moms and their babies. We discuss adjusting to life as a new mom, working through the baby blues, and all types of baby care topics. For times and dates, please call NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900.
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